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Thank You Quotes & Sayings for
Condolences & Sympathy Messages

"Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load."
Charles Henry Parkhurst (1842-1933), American priest & social reformer


In sad and difficult times, the comforting words and actions of friends and acquaintances can make all the difference. These gentle and sincere quotes will help you when you are ready to express your gratitude for the compassion, support, sympathy and condolences that you have received.
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Thank You Quotes for Sympathy and Condolences


How bless'd the heart that has a friend / A sympathizing ear to lend.
Thomas Hood (1799-1845), English poet & humorist


Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
A.A. Milne (1882-1956), English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books


Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy.
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), Italian author & poet


If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet. From: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson


I have a kind soul that would give you thanks / And knows not how to do it but with tears.
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: King John, Act V, Scene 7


The dew of compassion is a tear.
Lord Byron (1788-1824), English poet


Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965), American Supreme Court Justice


For grief is crowned with consolation.
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: Anthony & Cleopatra, Act I, Scene 2


He who steps on stones is glad to feel the smallest spray of moss beneath his feet.
Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935), American poet & novelist



One person caring about another represents life's greatest value.
Jim Rohn (1930-2009), American motivational speaker & author


He watch'd and wept,
he pray'd and felt for all.

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774), Anglo-Irish writer & poet. From: Goldsmith's the Deserted Village


Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others.
Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), Scottish author & reformer. From: Character


Compassion, the fairest associate of the heart.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809), English-American author & radical, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States


I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks...
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene 3


Apt words have power to suage the tumors of a troubled mind.
John Milton (1608-1674), English poet & writer


There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.
Frank Tyger (1929-2011), American cartoonist & writer


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998), American motivational author, speaker & academic


Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish author, politician & philosopher


Thanks, sir; all the rest is mute.
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: All's Well That Ends Well, Act II, Scene 3




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